Winnipeg Jets (37-29-6) at Calgary Flames (37-27-7)
NHL Hockey: Monday, August 3, 2020 at 2:30 pm (Rogers Place)
The Line: Calgary Flames -125 / Winnipeg Jets +105 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Winnipeg Jets and Calgary Flames meet Monday in game two of the NHL West Qualifying action at the Rogers Place.
The Winnipeg Jets look for a bounce back showing after getting waxed in game one, 4-1. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging one goal per game and are scoring on zero percent of their power play opportunities. Andrew Copp leads Winnipeg with one goal, Dmitry Kulikov has one assist and Patrik Laine has three shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing four goals per game and are killing 50 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up three goals on 33 shots faced.
The Calgary Flames have a chance to take a commanding 2-0 series lead with a victory here. The Calgary Flames are averaging four goals per game and are scoring on 50 percent of their power play opportunities. Andrew Mangiapane leads Calgary with one goal, Milan Lucic has one assist and Noah Hanifin has four shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing one goal per game and are killing 100 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has allowed one goal on 18 shots faced.
The Jets are 7-3 in their last 10 Monday games, 5-12 in their last 17 games as an underdog and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Flames are 5-0 in their last 5 games as a favorite, 1-4 in their last 5 playoff games as a favorite and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The under is 10-4-1 in Jets last 15 overall. The under is 4-1 in Flames last 5 overall. The Jets are 3-13 in the last 16 meetings in Calgary. The home team is 23-8-1 in the last 32 meetings.
While every game of a series tends to have a life of its own, the Calgary Flames were so dominant in game one that it's hard to go anywhere else. The Flames held the Jets to just 18 shots on goal while getting 33 shots on goal of their own. That's dominance. Also, the favorite has now won 11 of the last 15 meetings between the Jets and Flames.
I'll back the Flames to go up 2-0 in this series.